The stable construction of the column and its precise guidance allows easy adjustment of the sample area dimension and sample space. The company offers a variety of stages and sample holders for use with the microscope, including a manual stage with 200 mm travel range for reflected and transmitted light, a manual stage with 300 mm travel range for reflected light, a scanning stage with 200 mm travel range for reflected and transmitted light, and a scanning stage with 300 mm travel range for reflected light and 200 mm travel range for transmitted light. In addition there are several types of insert plates and sample holders available.
The microscope's reflected-light illuminator with apochromatically corrected field lens provides homogeneous illumination of the field of view and reduction of stray light. This results in improved contrast with all contrasting techniques.
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